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FY2023 FY2022
State Ranking 5 7
State Spending on Tobacco Prevention $9.7 million $7.1 million
Percent of CDC Recommended Spending
($13 million)
74.5% 54.6%
Delaware's Tobacco Revenue, CDC Recommended Spending, State Spending and Tobacco Industry Marketing
Trend in Spending Delaware Tobacco Prevention


Tobacco's Toll in Delaware
(Oct. 06, 2023)
Adults who smoke 12.9% (102,500)
High school students who smoke 2.7% (1,300)
High school students who use e-cigarettes 17.9%
Death caused by smoking each year 1,400
Annual health care costs directly caused by smoking $618 million
Proportion of cancer deaths attributable to smoking 30.8%
Residents' state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures $907 per household
Estimated annual tobacco industry marketing in state $41.3 million
Last updated: May 20, 2023